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E. H. Jones

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‎‎‎‎‎‎E. H. Jones ( -1945) of E. H. Jones (Machine Tools)


1945 Obituary [1]

IT is with great regret that we have to announce the death on November 21st of Mr. E. H. Jones, founder and chairman of E. H. Jones (Machine Tools), Ltd.

Mr. Jones was seventy-two, and until within a few weeks of his death was an active director of the company. He commenced business in the cycle trade and in 1900 was one of the pioneers of the motor industry. He founded the Leeds Tool and Manufacturing Company, Ltd., which later became E . H. Jones (Machine Tools), Ltd.

Up to the time of his death he was managing director of G. L. Jones, Ltd., of Wembley, the firm founded by his father some sixty years ago. He was, in addition, managing director of Engineering Finance Company, of Wembley, and Agricultural Machinery, Ltd., of Hendon, and a director of A. Wells and Co., Ltd., London, N.17. Formerly he was on the board of the Meehanite Company and of the Murex Welding Company.

Mr. Jones joined the Machine Tool Trades Association in 1933, and soon after became a Member of Council. In addition, he was a member of the Importers' Section of the Association, and from the beginning of the last war until his death was a member of the Importers' Advisory Panel to the Machine Tool Control. He has been succeeded on the board of E. H. Jones (Machine Tools), Ltd., by his son, Mr. E. J. M. Jones.



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